A man has been handed a suspended sentence after police recovered hundreds of indecent images of children from his devices - including a photo of a baby being abused.

The home of Frederick Doman, 31, in King John Road, Kingsclere, was raided by police in January 2021.

Officers seized computers and phones belonging to the man, which were subsequently examined.

Specialists recovered hundreds of images depicting the abuse of children.

Sentencing Doman at Reading Crown Court today (March 15), Judge Hassan Khan said: "The worst image depicted, as far as probation was concerned, was one of children as young as one-and-a-half engaged in sexual activity with an adult male."

Initially, Doman claimed he had been using peer-to-peer software to watch films - and that any access to illegal images was unwitting.

However, he later pleaded guilty to four charges of downloading indecent and prohibited images of children.

Around 800 illegal images were identified by police in Doman's possession.

Of these, 454 were Category A images, depicting the most serious abuse.

Judge Khan assessed Doman as posing a 'medium' risk of harm - and acknowledged that he was from a "fairly troubled background."

He has no previous convictions for sexual offences, but the judge cautioned that Doman has shown a "lack of insight" into his offending.

The defendant received a 21-month jail sentence, suspended for two years.

In addition, Doman has been made subject to a 24-month rehabilitation activity requirement and must complete 150 hours of unpaid work.